Baby name poll!

posted 2 months ago in Names
  • poll: Which is your favorite name?
    Anderson : (26 votes)
    18 %
    Holden : (48 votes)
    34 %
    Bennett : (69 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 31
    2503 posts
    Sugar bee

    Holden reminds me of Catcher in the Rye, but IMO he’s an insufferable character so I wouldn’t want to name a child after him. 

    Anderson is my favorite of these options, though I agree they are all surnames. I know using last names as given names is a tradition, but I associate it with WASPy families trying to carry on the name of an aristocratic branch of the family tree, so I find it rather pretentious. 

    Post # 32
    467 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Like PPs have said, I fully associate Holden with Catcher in the Rye, which could be annoying for his little one once he reaches high school (if they still teach that book once he gets there!) I knew a Bennett in college so it never seemed too last namey to me, plus Ben is a very easy nickname. Of course, so is Andy for Anderson, but that feels much more like a last name to me than the others, for whatever reason. I wouldn’t think anything weird if a friend named their son Bennett.

    Post # 33
    2069 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    If you can’t decide, just go into the delivery room with all 3 and see what he looks like when he comes out! 

    Post # 34
    6149 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    namehelp :  I like Anderson and Holden. I know someone with a son named Holden and they call him “Holdie”. His school nickname (if he ever has one) is as yet TBD.

    My cousin named her son her maiden name as a first name and, it’s a bit austere, but it really suits him.

    I only like unique and non-traditional names, though, so take my vote with a grain of salt. I get so bored with yet another crop of Michaels and Sarahs and Elizabeths and the like.

    Post # 35
    429 posts
    Helper bee

    I like Anderson! I must say, though, I personally did not find Holden to be a charming character so it puts me off the name.

    Post # 36
    129 posts
    Blushing bee

    These names sound like cowboys from an old Western movie. That’s not suppose to be either good or bad, just something I noticed. 

    Post # 37
    8315 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    namehelp :  

    l don’t like surnames used as last names, so none of them sorry. Also here in Australia,  Holden is the name of our ( sadly erstwhile) premier car manufacturer so it would sound very odd here ! 



    Post # 38
    549 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

    JiminyCricket :  I think of it being a last name, but better they’re big fans of Anderson Cooper?

    Post # 39
    549 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

    I voted for Bennett (even though I think of CO US senator Michael Bennett), but I think Anders would be a great name. Anderson is too last name-y on anyone who isn’t Anderson Cooper. 

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